University of Pittsburgh
February 2, 2012

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Feb. 15-22

The following events are open to the public.
Contact:  412-624-4147

 

THEATER

2/16-18 The Pitt Campus Women’s Organization will present a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues to raise funds for and awareness of violence against women and girls. The V-Day University of Pittsburgh 2012 event will be held at 7:30 p.m., Alumni Hall 7th Floor Auditorium, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Admission is free for Pitt undergraduate students ($5 suggested donation); $7 for faculty, staff, and Pitt graduate students; and $10 general admission. Proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania. For more information, contact Julie Anne Evans and Bella Salamone at pittvaginas2012@gmail.com.

Through 2/19 Pitt Repertory Theatre, in conjunction with Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, presents the original docudrama The Gammage Project, at Henry Heymann Theatre in Pitt’s Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets or more information, call 412-624-PLAY (7529) or visit www.play.pitt.edu/content/gammage-project.

LECTURES

2/16 Sara L. Sumpter, a Pitt PhD student in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, will present a lecture titled, “An Ill Wind That Blows No Good? A Reinterpretation of the Depiction of Abe no Nakamaro in the Kibi Daijin Nittô Emaki Scroll,” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The lecture is part of the Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series. For more information, contact Jennifer Murawski at jennm@pitt.edu or visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

2/16 Desmond King, Andrew Mellon Professor of American Government at Nuffield College, Oxford University, will be the featured speaker for the 2012 Roscoe Robinson Memorial Lecture presented by Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. King will present a lecture titled “Race and Politics in Obama’s America” at 6 p.m., Ballroom A, University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. For more information, visit www.gspia.pitt.edu/AboutGSPIA/Events/tabid/69/Default.aspx.

2/16 Husam Mohamad, professor of political science at the University of Central Oklahoma at Edmond, will present a lecture titled “U.S. Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process: Legacies and Challenges” at 3:30 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The lecture is sponsored by Pitt’s Global Studies Center and Center for International Legal Education. For more information, contact Thomas Allen at tfa3@pitt.edu.

2/17 Sami Hermez, visiting assistant professor at Mount Holyoke College, will present a lecture titled “Why We Kill: Lebanese Fighters in Everyday Life” at 11:30 a.m., 4430 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The lecture is sponsored by Pitt’s Global Studies Center and Center for International Legal Education. For more information, contact Thomas Allen at tfa3@pitt.edu.

2/22 Robert Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor and director of the Social Sciences Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, will deliver a free lecture titled “Inequality and the American City: Implications of the Neighborhood Effect” at noon at Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems, 20th floor, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The lecture is part of the center’s Spring 2012 Speaker Series sponsored by the Reed Smith law firm. For more information, call 412-624-7382.

2/22 Alison Donnell, a professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading, will present a lecture titled “Caribbean Queer: Desire, Dissidence, and Constructions of Caribbean Subjectivity” at 4 p.m., 602 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The lecture will be followed by a response from Angelique V. Nixon, assistant professor in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Susquehanna University. For more information, e-mail spuri@pitt.edu.

MUSIC

2/17 The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance by The Ortner-Roberts Duo, featuring clarinetist Susanne Ortner and pianist Tom Roberts, from noon to 1 p.m., Cup & Chaucer Café, ground floor, Hillman Library, 3960 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The series is presented by the University of Pittsburgh Library System and Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society. For more information, visit www.calliopehouse.org/legends.htm. 

WORKSHOP

2/22 Pitt School of Law’s Immigration Law Clinic along with Vibrant Pittsburgh, Cohen & Grigsby, and GlobalPittsburgh will present an Immigration Workshop for international students and graduates, employers, and university administrators from 3 to 5 p.m., University Club, Ballroom B, 123 University Place, Oakland. For more information, contact Adriana Dobrzycka at 412-281-8615 or adrianad@vibrantpittsburgh.org.

OTHER

2/17 Pitt’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in conjunction with The Intercultural Project will host Midwinter Russian Classics, classic Russian theater, poetry, music, and refreshments, at 8 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. General admission is $10, students, $5. Proceeds benefit the Nationality Rooms scholarship fund. To reserve tickets or for more information, e-mail mwclassics@gmail.com or visit http://theinterculturalproject.blogspot.com.

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